Nebraska got spanked by the University of South Carolina at the end of the 2012 football season – yet its head coach Bo Pelini insisted his 9-4 team was better than Steve Spurrier’s 11-2 Gamecocks.
“I’ll say it straight out – our football team, even after the game, we felt we were a better football team than (South Carolina),” Pelini said.
Really? The Cornhuskers lost the game 30-13, and were out-gained 351-253 yards.
A year later Nebraska got spanked again in the Capital One Bowl – this time by Georgia – yet kept talking trash after the game.
“I think the Big Ten, talent-wise, is a lot better, and the defenses are better than SEC defenses,” Cornhuskers’ quarterback Taylor Martinez said after his team was outscored 45-31. “This was supposed to be one of the top defenses in the SEC, and we pretty much did anything we wanted against them.”
Well … assuming you don’t count Nebraska’s final five possessions (fumble, punt, punt, interception, turnover on downs).
Anyway, Pelini and Martinez may finally be drinking a long-overdue glass of S.T.F.U. after coughing up a 21-3 lead to UCLA last weekend in Lincoln. The Bruins reeled off 38 unanswered points on offense – and held Martinez and Co. to just 130 yards in the second half – en route to a stunning 41-21 victory.
With the loss, Nebraska was bounced from the Top 25 – an honor they frankly never should have been afforded in the first place.
Oh well … we’re sure Nebraska’s coaches and players will waste little time explaining how they were better than UCLA, too.
Wiki: Nebraska gets its name from the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [??b?as?k?] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the Omaha Ní Btháska, pronounced [n?b??as?ka], meaning “flat water”, after the Platte River that flows through the state
“flat water” —- a polite term for “pissing”?
Funny but too intellectual for most Cornhuskers…
Thanks, I had a “brain flash” and pulled that up; however, I was too lazy and tired to edit it. True, it was hard to read. It has now been edited…..
Funny article. Big Ten always overrated.
Yeah but who’s fans are better tailgaters… that’s the most important question USC fans want to know.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving coach.
I’m sure you’re right, Bo, now y’all just go over there and have a seat in section L.
These folks have the warped thinking of Liberals!